New Device Lumen to Monitor Metabolism with Single Breath

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New device named Lumen provides personalized nutrition plan to assist in weight loss and achieve fitness goals

Lumen, an Israel-based digital health and wellness company launched new device to assist in weight management. The device Lumen looks similar to a breathalyzer with a mouth-piece at top to breathe in order to obtain results. Users have to take a breath into the device every morning and the companion app will display information such as daily goal for carb consumption, along with meal, and snack recommendations. Furthermore, the Lumen app features ‘food search’ option that allows user to go through certain foods to find their carb contains. Moreover, the app allows user to submit photos of meals to nutritionists for feedback in order to get an expert opinion.

The device works on basis of Respiratory Exchange Ratio, which is the preferred method for determining metabolic fuel. With the help of single breath, the Lumen measures the carbon dioxide production and oxygen uptake of a user’s breath to calculate amount of energy being burned from carbohydrates or fat. Furthermore, using this data it curates a personalized plan for user each day. Artificial Intelligence adapts nutritional patterns and behavior, providing carbohydrate to fat ratio insight and when it’s best to use an energy source to receive maximum results.

The Lumen is designed to be small enough to fit into gym bag or handbag, which allows user to check metabolic data throughout the day. “It was important to us that when it comes to energy sources in the body, Lumen not only educates users, but also validates those measurements. They can count on them being scientific, accurate and personal, providing an easily digestible step-by-step guide to harness that analysis and actively lead healthier lives,” said Dror Ceder, Lumen CPO and CMO. The Lumen is currently available on Indiegogo for US$ 179 — its ‘Super Early Bird’ price until August 25, 2018. At full retail price of the Lumen will cost US$ 300.

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